James Bachici

Born in California and raised in Germany, France and Romania, I currently reside in Bellevue, Washington where I keep busy exemplifying the saying “do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life.” I’m fortunate enough to be able to drive cars for BMWBLOG as a Senior Writer and then share my thoughts with our awesome readers. I’m also fortunate enough to be able to work in the video game industry over at Microsoft’s 343 Industries as a Playtest Coordinator where I help make Halo awesome every day.
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Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale vs. BMW M3 CS – Exhaust Showdown!

BMW M3, Videos | December 10th, 2019 by James Bachici

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for! To go head to head with some of the rarest cars in the world, pitting them against each …

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BMWBLOG garage is getting a BMW M3 CS

BMW M3 | December 8th, 2019 by James Bachici

The BMWBLOG garage is getting a shake-up! Roughly 2 years ago after picking up my custom-built hero F80 M3 and publishing my video review which …

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We visited the 2019 Seattle Auto Show and captured on video

Videos | November 17th, 2019 by James Bachici

For the past few weeks CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle has been the focus point for hundreds of vendors, suppliers, builders, and sponsors, all …

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BMW F80 M3 – 2 Year Upgrade Update – End Of An Era

BMW M3, Videos | August 13th, 2019 by James Bachici

Two years after picking up my custom-built hero F80 M3, and roughly one year after publishing my video review which detailed my impressions of the …

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BMW X7: Live Photos & Impressions

7 Series | October 31st, 2018 by James Bachici

Ever since BMW announced they’d grace the automotive world with their biggest, most luxurious, best-equipped SUV ever – the X7 – fans all over the …

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BMW F80 M3 – Hero or Has-Been? – 1 Year Long Term Review

BMW M3, Videos | June 27th, 2018 by James Bachici

They say you should never meet your heroes, but sometimes you just need to step up, ignore what others say and just see for yourself …

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Color Of The Gods – Blue Hera Mica Metallic Returns!

BMW M3, Tuning | June 19th, 2018 by James Bachici

Back in late 2016 I wrote a piece introducing to the world a true one-of-a-kind F80 M3 in a color dubbed by BMW Individual as …

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BMW M Meet – Exhaust Sound Comparison – VIDEO

BMW M3, BMW M4, Tuning, Videos | February 27th, 2018 by James Bachici

With the onset of slightly better weather here in Washington State (but that’s not saying much) BMW M owners are starting to dust off their …

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BMW M Track Days – Ridge Motorsports Park: Shelton, Washington

BMW M, Videos | September 24th, 2017 by James Bachici

The natural habitat of a BMW M vehicle is, of course, the race track. And if you’re ever in a position to sign up for …

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BMW M Owners Meet – June 2017 – WA State

BMW 1M, BMW M3, BMW M4 | July 9th, 2017 by James Bachici

It’s no secret – BMW owners are some of the most passionate and engaged automotive enthusiasts on the planet. My friend, Matt, knowing I have …